Chamonix is famous for its skiing and Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc is Western Europe's highest mountain with many facets; it casts its shadow over the Chamonix Valley. The Chamonix Valley is a ski resort that is unique and beautiful, leaving its visitors breathless.
Chamonix valley has five main ski locales with ski lift open in the winter season. Le Brévent-La Flégère and the Aiguille du Midi can be accessed by cable car. Le Tour, Argentière and Les Houches are in driving distance. Vallée Blanche is renowned for its off-piste run and skiers can be transported to this point in the Aiguille du Midi cable-car.
Snow sport activities in Chamonix include skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, ice climbing and snowshoeing. Why not try a few of these? Guides can be hired to take you on an extraordinary adventure in the snowy hills. Sporty types who want to take a break from the snow can head-off to the ice rink and sports centre or give the indoor climbing wall a try. After a day of skiing you may want to relax at a health centre or in the Jacuzzi. Remember to check the Snow report for Chamonix as well as the weather report before hitting the slopes.
For a completely different mountain experience, take a ride on the Montenvers mountain railway to the La Mer de glace. This stunning natural attraction allows you to take a leisurely walk on trails, look into an ice-cave and visit small museums. Enjoy further outdoor snow activities at the Chamonix Snowpark. The snow park offers something for everyone with a bar and café and a DJ playing great music. Special courses have been designed for snowboarders of all abilities and many people like to hang out there and watch the snowboarders performing tricks.
Seeking a more cultural experience? Montenvers Museum at Mer de Glace features exhibits of documents on the area as well as fascinating information on the Montenvers railway. Observe the crystal collection, various ancient artefacts and old prints.
Accommodation in Chamonix is easy to find. With 70 hotels in Chamonix, all of varying standards, you are certain to find what you are looking for. Other types of accommodation in Chamonix include chalets, apartments, guest houses, hostels, camping sights and Bed & Breakfasts.
This beautiful ski resort will leave you and your family with amazing memories. Start planning your holiday to Chamonix today.